Investment Grade 1 of 484 300C Convertible 392 Dual Quad HEMI V8 A488 3 Speed

Price: US $169,900.00 Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Make: Chrysler
  • Model: 300 Series
  • SubModel: 300C
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1957
  • Mileage: 91,491
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 392 HEMI V8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1957 Chrysler 300 Series 300C

eBay template information@RKMotorsCharlotte. com 5527 Lakeview Road. Charlotte. NC. 28269. US 1957 Chrysler 300C Investment Grade 1 of 484 300C Convertible 392 Dual Quad HEMI V8 A488 3 Speed Year: 1957 Type of vehicle title: Clear Primary color: Black Mileage: 91491 Transmission type: 3 Speed Automatic Engine: 392 HEMI V8 Interior color: Tan Vehicle Info Wrapping a historic drivetrain in a tailored interior and 18 feet of stylish sheetmetal this 1957 300C Convertible. one of only 484 produced. HAS to be one of the coolest Mopars on the planet. Purchased new by actress Valerie Harper. and spending the next five decades in the warm California sun. it's a blue chip example of some of the most revered metal Detroit has ever produced. If you're a hardcore Chrysler collector who's itching for the ultimate investment grade big fin letter car. this all-American cruiser will have you reminiscing about the late '50s and great Americana. Chrysler's research during wartime and their development work on a new engine for the P-47 Thunderbolt led to the now-famous hemispherical combustion chamber design. or as us car guys like to refer to it as the "Hemi". However. the 300C was incredible not only because of its power. but it also was loved by many because of its exceptional handling that resulted from a lowered placement of the heavy engine and careful location of the rear leaf springs. The 300C's futuristic design helped mark the debut of jet age Detroit styling trends that would continue for several years. And although Chrysler's aerodynamic ingenuity came in handy at Daytona Beach. where a fire breathing 390 horsepower Hemi propelled the car to 134 MPH. it was the firm's style quotient that quickly sent the market into a frenzy. At the front of this rag-top's sculpted body is a bold. 'yawning' grille that hangs a red. white and blue "300" emblem between chrome trimmed 'increased visibility' headlamps and innovative brake cooling ducts. Below that grille is an original. re-chromed bumper wrapping clear marker light into pristine stainless fender trim; and above that grille. a fresh chrome "CHRYSLER" script combines with a grafted center fin to detail the car's massive hood. At the sides of the car's body. rolled fenders flow into smooth fins behind great looking stainless trim and large red. white and blue "300" emblems. Below that trim. dent-free stainless gravel shields protect the fenders from the car's twist happy tires; and above the trim is stylish chrome mirrors that combine with flush chrome door handles to lend a healthy dose of form and function. At the top of the car. an angled windshield and like-new greenhouse glass ride between a fresh tan top. bright opposing windshield wipers and polished original trim. And at the back of the car. jet-inspired tail lights center a simple chrome tag bracket and an ornate "300" emblem above a second original re-chromed bumper. With this car's 392 cubic inch Firepower V8 Chrysler created a big block legend that's still highly regarded as a revolutionary blend of performance and luxury. Not only does this hot Hemi mill produce 375 horsepower. but it also twists out 9. 25 to 1 compression into 420 lb. /ft. of torque. Induction is handled by a pair of gold air cleaners that are piped directly into two high performance Carter 4-barrel carburetors. Fire is provided by a high performance points distributor which shoots sparks between a tagged 30 amp generator and fresh black plug wires. Combustion comes courtesy of a high performance camshaft which breathes through a high performance intake and low restriction exhaust manifolds. Aesthetically. the engine's fresh aluminum paint contrasts well against cool gold valve covers and the car's glossy Gauquin Red engine bay. And little details like stainless lines. rebuilt horns. a reproduction Mopar red cap battery. a correct Silentflite fan drive and a cool Jiffy Jet washer bag provide tons of exciting eyeball appeal. Put the 300C on a lift and you'll see that bolted to the massive HEMI is the original pushbutton A488 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic push button transmission that sends power to the 8 rear axle. Also underneath you'll see the torsion bar front suspension bolted to the X-frame chassis and in the rear a leaf spring setup houses the aforementioned rear-axle. Stopping power comes courtesy of a power drum brakes. and in front of those brakes 14" steel rims have been wrapped in BF Goodrich Silvertown Whitewall tires. Hop inside this handsome Chrysler and you'll find a spacious and airy driving environment which has enough room to haul the whole family in comfort and style. Tan leather bench seats harbor correct seat cushions which still feel firm to the touch. Black carpet does an excellent job of highlighting the car's bright stainless accents and correctly cushioned dash. And speaking of the dash. a bright rearview mirror. a red. white and blue "300" emblem. a rare Highway Hi-Fi record player and pushbuttons for the tough Torqueflite transmission frame super cool 'jet age' gauges that are centered on a continuous motion clock. At the sides of the seats. fantastic tri-tone door panels display a prominent 50s design theme between correct power windows and cool "300" branded sill plates. Behind the seats. a new convertible cowl snaps down over a giant. fully restored trunk which props a fifth wire wheel and a full-size spare tire next to an echo-prone level of cargo space. And in front of the driver. a gorgeous wide-diameter steering wheel spins an attractive two-tone rim around a deep-seated "300" center piece and a full chrome horn ring. This '57 300C Convertible represents a huge milestone in the development of Chrysler Corporation as a powerhouse manufacturer. After tearing up the beaches in Daytona and shattering speed records at the firm's own Chelsea Proving Grounds. it single-handedly spawned the world-class performance image Chrysler's eponymous brand enjoyed well into the '70s. This car is absolutely one of the best first year letter series convertibles in existence. it represents the pinnacle of American design and manufacturing dominance and it's the kind of rare investment opportunity that only comes around once in a lifetime. If you're a discerning gearhead who likes top-notch classics that draw crowds wherever they go. this high performance luxury machine will be a significant addition to your collection! About This Auction Please note that all sales are binding and final. Our cars are sold "as-is" with no warranty expressed or implied. Please carefully read the terms & conditions of the sale before bidding. Winning this auction does not entitle you to come inspect the car and decide if you want to buy it. but obligates you to complete the purchase! A $1000. 00 deposit via PayPal is due within 24 hours of the auction close. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you have ZERO feedback on eBay. please call or email us to request our authority to bid on our vehicles. We do not release our reserve prices. so please don't ask! If you see a car you like. don't wait! Call us! When you see it disappear from eBay. it means that it was sold by other means. Because we advertise heavily in other mediums. we reserve the right to cancel any eBay listing at any time. If you would like to make a sales visit or arrange an inspection. we would be happy to schedule a personal appointment with either yourself or your representative. To do so. contact Donald Bernard at (704)596-5211 or (704)773-4648. Donald's email address is: Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com. For those of you who need to fly in. we can provide transportation to and from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. We can also recommend accommodations within a short distance of our facility. About RK Motors Charlotte Hot Rod magazine named RK Motors Charlotte the #1 destination out of 57 possible places to visit across the United States. Destinations selected included car museums. driving schools. dragstrips. best drives and more. We are honored to have been the only classic car dealer selected. If you ever find yourself in Charlotte. NC give us a call. Our showroom is open by appointment only. Our 80. 00 sq. ft. retail showrooms are located in beautiful Charlotte. North Carolina. 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RK Motors Charlotte customers who pay full retail price for a vehicle. receive a comprehensive. multi-point vehicle Exit Service. carried out by our experienced ASE Certified Master Mechanics at the RKM Performance Center. Customers who purchase cars from RK Motors for less than full retail price. or customers who purchase a car and are trading in a vehicle. will receive our Basic Safety Check. performed by our certified and experienced ASE mechanics. prior to delivery of their car. Learn more about the key attributes of Our Service Programs. If you have any questions regarding our service programs. please contact a member of our sales team at (704)596-5211. For international buyers. please note that we've shipped cars to collectors and classic car fans worldwide for years. We can provide you with a firm quote for transport to any shipping port in the world in a sealed container and handle the process for you from start to finish. Our domestic and international ground transport solutions are enclosed only. If you wish to use an open carrier. you will need to arrange that. Our Transportation Manager. Gregory Smith. stands ready to help you with your transport & shipping needs. He can be reached at: Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com. About the RK Motors Performance Center Regardless if your vehicle is going through our Seal of Approval Exit Service. Basic Safety Check. routine maintenance or a full custom built to your exact specifications. the RKM Performance Center has the knowledge. experience and resources to fulfill your automotive needs. In the world of electronic fuel injection and computer diagnostics. even late model dealerships look a little uncomfortable working on pre-OBD1 cars. There are many independent mechanics and shops that may be able to help. but putting your prized classic in the hands of a stranger is a leap of faith at best. This is exactly why we created the RKM Performance Center. Being proud members of SEMA. ARMO. HRIA and the North Carolina Motorsports Association. the RKM Performance Center is a nationally recognized shop; best known for high level OEM restorations and custom builds. Comprised of ASE certified mechanics. including several Master Technicians. you can feel confident that your car is in capable hands. As fellow enthusiasts. they are passionate about cars and will treat yours with the respect it deserves. Tony Klein Consignment Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-596-5211 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 440-413-0849 Tony. Klein@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Gerry Notara Vice Presidentof Operations 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-235-2973 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-773-4658 Gerry. Notara@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Donald Berard Sales Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-596-5211 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-773-4648 Donald. Berard@RKMotorsCharlotte. com Gregory Smith Transport Manager 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC. 28269 Phone: 704-562-6226 Fax: 704-596-5980 Mobile: 704-562-6226 Greg. Smith@rkmotorscharlotte. com Showroom 5527 Lakeview RoadCharlotte. NC 28269 704. 596. 5211 info@RKMotorsCharlotte. com